Author Archives: Emily Moeschler

Why is Overnight Summer Camp Important?

Overnight summer camp can help immerse kids in the outdoors in ways that might not be possible otherwise. Our Colorado Mountain Camp, Mt. Evans location Director, Eric Rightor, shares with Mile High Mama’s Amber Johnson just how and why overnight summer camp benefits all kids. Amber Johnson: Colorado kids can go out their backdoor and … Read More

June 16, 2017 | Emily Moeschler

Nurturing Nature: Why I Became an Avid4 Adventure Educator

Bringing the power of the outdoors to kids from ages three to seventeen is a mission Avid4 Adventure takes very seriously. Our seasoned Adventure Educators are charged with bringing our mission to life every day with unparalleled safety and skills training, and a devoted desire to challenge young campers. Two such devoted Avid4 Adventure Educators … Read More

April 18, 2017 | Emily Moeschler

Mentoring Young Women to Empower the Next Generation of Leaders

How mentoring can empower a new generation of women leaders. In our best efforts to guide youth to becoming meaningful leaders in their lives, we can employ many useful tools which bolster future opportunities. Empowerment, perseverance, confidence, and an entrepreneurial spirit are important notions for all kids to have in their back pockets, but equally … Read More

April 12, 2017 | Emily Moeschler

Campers dig into the meaning of grit

Rock climbing kids

Our campers explore the meaning of grit. “Grit is hardcore and awesome,” says 5-year-old Avid4 Adventure camper Cedra Crews. “Dirty and amazing.” Grit is one of those intangible character qualities that Avid seems to give kids when they’re not even looking. The nature of adventure sports—the determination they demand, the confidence they inspire and the … Read More

March 6, 2017 | Emily Moeschler

Outdoor recreation options for adults

We’ve come up with some great suggestions on outdoor recreation options for adults! Parents often tell us they wish that they could participate in an Avid4 Adventure camp. While we don’t offer camps for adults (yet!), there are some great organizations that are helping adults stay active in the California and Colorado communities we serve. … Read More

February 27, 2017 | Emily Moeschler

Inside the “Song of Summer” overnight camp ritual

Learn more about our “Song of Summer” at overnight camp, Colorado Mountain Camp. Not all sleepaway summer camps are created equal. Kids grow not just through what they do at camp, but what they take home from it. In addition to teaching kids exciting adventure sports in an unmatched environment, Avid4 Adventure’s overnight Colorado Mountain … Read More

February 23, 2017 | Emily Moeschler

WIN a $100 Gift Certificate for Summer Camps

We are excited to offer a chance to WIN $100 Gift Certificate on Summer Camps!  Enter for a chance to WIN a gift certificate to be used at one of our 2017 NEW California Summer Camps in Campbell, Moraga, Santa Cruz or Walnut Creek. Our outdoor adventure summer camps in the Bay Area are like … Read More

February 20, 2017 | Emily Moeschler

California: Goodbye computer screen, hello outdoor adventure

California families are putting down their screens and saying hello to outdoor adventure instead. In a state that’s home to the tech capital of the country, getting kids in California off their computers is an everyday struggle for many parents. Plenty of kids come home right after school and jump on their screens until dinner. … Read More

February 7, 2017 | Emily Moeschler